MECM Migration – DP migration into new domain?

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Hi fellow professionals.

I am currently doing a source hierarchy migration for a client from 2002CB to 2002Cb in 1 forest trust with 2 domains.

Apart from the server OS which is 2016 as opposed to 2012 in the old environment

There are 4 DPs in the source and I can see they are all eligible for re-assignment however my question is if those servers sit in the old domain but we want those new servers in the new domain.

I assume the only way would be to recreate those servers in the new domain and then is there a way to migrate DPs from source to new destination DP or is it case of introducing the new DPs in the destination hierarchy and then just ensure they have the DP role and then ensure the content is populated onto that DP before the old is decommissioned?

look forward to the responses.

Thanks

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isotonic_uk 5 months 2021-03-18T19:08:24+05:30 4 Answers 25 views Beginner 0

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    2021-03-23T20:28:34+05:30

    Thanks Anoop. I believe your right and I think because I am trying to move DPs to a new domain anyway I need to rebuild from scratch new DPs against the new destination site server with new site code.

    What I am trying to achieve is a solution which isn’t going to cause too much downtime for the client as they have 3000 devices to service through MECM and want to do it with the least amount of downtime possible.

    I am at the point where the source hierarchy is now migrated and I am using the ConfigMgr content source update tool to point and copy binaries to the new location which is working fine so far.

    If I was to create a new DP against the new site code, as the new site server can see the source site server (on the same subnet) could I make use of the pull distribution point to effectively stage the content from others DPs to my new DP and then once I have tested content from this new DP with a client I can slowly decommission the old DPs. Would that a workable option?

    Currently the old DPs are serving PXE for OSD deployment so I believe before that is done the DHCP or switch helpers will need to point to the new DPs so that process can continue, would that be correct?

    Very much look forward to your response.

    • 1. could I make use of the pull distribution point to effectively stage the content from others DPs to my new DP – Interesting one. I never tested not sure whether this is supported in a shared DP mode.

      2. Currently the old DPs are serving PXE for OSD deployment – Yes I think

    • Hello – The above-mentioned link is to create a migration job. I’m not a big fan of migration jobs and the shared DP concepts.

      The cleanest way is to perform clean migration

      Best answer

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